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August 30, 2008
By Colorful4u SILVER, Orange, Texas
Colorful4u SILVER, Orange, Texas
7 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
-Leo Buscagilia

Thoughts are mistaken for many plots.
When you think, others think not.
Ideas are tarnished as you soliloquize.
Eccentric as you know it, you realize;
Cynical but sweet gestures relax your mind
and interpreting language that does not rhyme.

Uncanny is the technique you depict your thoughts.

You’re lovely; however, your intelligence is your fault.

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on Apr. 12 2014 at 1:37 pm
Hbkooy PLATINUM, Champaign, Illinois
49 articles 24 photos 20 comments
Nice poem, and cool use of big words :)

sarah98 BRONZE said...
on Jun. 6 2013 at 7:56 pm
sarah98 BRONZE, Holyoke, Massachusetts
1 article 0 photos 405 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to write for yourself and have no audience than write for your audience and have no self.

fancy words! i love an intelligent poem!!

Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Jan. 10 2012 at 7:36 pm
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
4 articles 1 photo 157 comments
This is a very interesting poem. I don't totally understand it but i know enough to say it is amazing.... really well written and i like the thought about intelligence... thank you! :)

Babe said...
on Oct. 3 2011 at 5:02 pm

Luv the poem.

Hear my rechid thoughts comibed with yours

here my thoughts awaken souls of deep dark fears

Of what your scared of do not be because together you and me

on Aug. 31 2011 at 6:14 pm
Francesca BRONZE, Clermont, Florida
1 article 0 photos 22 comments
I love the last line.

on Aug. 9 2011 at 2:40 pm
EnigmaticBeing PLATINUM, Santa Barbara, California
22 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours.'
James A. Baldwin

I like the fact that this poem made me think because more often than not I scan over a poem, get the gist of it, and forget about it. This piece will forever be ingrained in my memory. This is because not only is the vocabulary superb (I actually had to look up 2 of the words) but the meaning is something I've never seen before. The thought that intelligence could be the fault rather than the lack of it is an enigma. Overall it's a lovely poem so please keep writing.

Joele12 said...
on Jun. 12 2011 at 7:33 pm

Nice way to put it. Alot of intelligent people don't strive as much as others because he/she thinks he/she is too good for other things to do. but intelligence is a good thing. everyone is intelligent at something they just need someone to bring it out.

Nice limerick though loved the title.

on May. 15 2011 at 3:53 pm
Colorful4u SILVER, Orange, Texas
7 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
-Leo Buscagilia

Intelligence can be a fault by not having any ambition to be smart or well educated. Intelligence can also lead to power hunger individuals and I think too much of a good thing, isn't really a good thing at all. Thank you for all of your opinions.

on May. 11 2011 at 4:55 pm
NikkiNitrogen GOLD, Troy, Ohio
16 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love is the slowest form of suicide."
" The loudest cry is silence."
" Light travel faster then sounde this why most people appear bright until you hear them speak."
"The best beauty comes from the worst pain."

personally i have to agree with the line you disagree with because in a way a persons intellenage is their fault because some people dont have much of it , and sometimes its their own fault tht this is so


WriterCritic said...
on Apr. 29 2011 at 7:12 pm
I believe that the poem is creative, but, for one thing, it is offbeat. It isn't a limerick. Also, it is foolish to say that intelligence is a fault. Pride is a fault; intelligence ISN'T. It sounds like you're expressing the envy that so many people hold against intelligent people. Still, your wording was very colorful. Nice work. 

JohnDoeYo! said...
on Apr. 29 2011 at 7:33 am

ya i know right?!

btw i like ur name =D

JaneDoeYo! said...
on Apr. 29 2011 at 7:31 am
that was freaking amazing! o.O

Aysia SILVER said...
on Dec. 16 2010 at 12:37 am
Aysia SILVER, Erie, Colorado
5 articles 7 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up - Pablo Picasso

That's awesome! love it! Keep writing!!!!!!


on Nov. 9 2010 at 9:59 pm
The_Squirrel GOLD, Port Alberni, Other
15 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
I will because I can, I can because I want to, I want to becasue you said I couldn't.

I actually found this from somebody's favorites, and I'm glad they like it, because I do too. The words you used made it especially descriptive, with out being overbearing. Thank you fro writing it, it's now one of my favorites.

on Nov. 4 2010 at 9:25 pm
Karamel PLATINUM, Gwinn, Michigan
35 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness." -Anonymous

This is so clever that I'm not sure I completely understand it... All I know is that I appreciate your ability to rhyme words that some people can't even say. :D

nancyyy BRONZE said...
on Oct. 28 2010 at 7:56 pm
nancyyy BRONZE, Spotsylvania, Virginia
2 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The bigger the dreams, the smaller the competition"

Really liked the whole piece and the rhyme. The last line is my favorite.

on Oct. 5 2010 at 9:15 am
kmarie14 PLATINUM, Hyrum, Utah
22 articles 5 photos 245 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is either an adventure...or nothing" -Helen Keller

really good word choice and i love your ryhme scheme! Amazing poem! thanks for posting!

*Check out my work if you have time i would love to hear your opinion ;)*

M.Mollette said...
on Sep. 13 2010 at 12:52 pm
M.Mollette, Beauty, Kentucky
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
Be the change you want to see in the world- Ghandi

Good choice of words. I think it is amazing that you are able to express  your intelligence through extravagant words. Keep writing!!!!

on Aug. 3 2010 at 12:56 am
luckypachyderm SILVER, Medford, Oregon
5 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it is better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring- Marlyn Monroe

Amazing use of rythm and vocabulary. A definite 5 my dear :)

on Jul. 28 2010 at 11:25 pm
crubs33 DIAMOND, Lido Beach, New York
58 articles 3 photos 750 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud."- Coco Chanel
Life isn't about surviving the storm, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Sorry hit 4 stars by accident!!! 5 all the way!!!